Maumee Bay Brewing Company

Maumee Bay Brewing CompanyMaumee Bay Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

27 Broadway
Toledo, Ohio, 43604
United States

(419) 243-1302 | map

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Photo of BlueShirtMember
3.98/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This brewery is an historic one locally. The building is awsome, and their brewerania collection is incredible. Beer selection is a bit limited with eight total beers, two or three of which are changed out regularily. They do offer a sampler paddle with six of their beers on it. The food is great, and the portions are huge. Staff was so-so the last time I went, with food orders being slightly off (I asked for my steak to be medium, they asked if I meant med-well, I said fine as I prefer steak to be overcooked rather than undercooked, and I got it rare), but I think it was a particular staffer and not the business a a whole. The beer is pretty good, and I've brought a growler of their Rye home a couple times now.

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Photo of olacub
3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 2

First, the atmosphere at Maumee Bay is among the best anywhere. The "Toledo beer hall of fame" is upstairs by the bar, and the collection of breweriana from around the country is very impressive. As for the beer, it's usually hit-or-miss here. The Hefe changes from year to year (and lately not for the better); the Pale Ale is decent (although always served too cold); the Brown Ale is nice; the IPA has been pretty good lately. Also, the Blitzen (also hit-or-miss), when good, is one of the better winter warmers in the area. The service is almost always very good here (which is a highlight), but the food has gone downhill in recent years.

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Photo of chilidog
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The Maumee Bay, at the edge of downtown Toledo, sits on the banks of the Maumee river. Located in this pre-civil war, three story brick building, is a atmosphere of beer, history and the respect for both. The building, beautifully preserved and brought up to the standards of today, is kept very clean with attention to detail in its decor. Inside you will find the Toledo Brewing Hall of Fame which showcases some 2500 pieces. Talk to Bob the manager ( who is very willing to show you around ) said they have another 5000 pieces in storage yet to be displayed. Also showcased in glass are the large brew kettles on the second floor. Overall a great collection of beer memorabilia.
The beer was good although ive only had two Buckeye offerings. The food was good. The service was as well though it did take awhile for the food to get to us. They were on top of the beer and they kept'em com'n. Overall a nice place to get to and return. Parking could fill fast but plenty extra accross the street.

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Photo of CRJMellor
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

One of the neatest locations I've ever seen for a brewpub or micro. Location is old hotle that has been converted to a variety of industrial uses over the decades. Place has been converted to 3 different bar/restaurant combo's. The brew compnay has two levels with most of the action on teh 2nd level. Brew kettles is encased in glass with a cool spiral staircase with some storage tanks and grain mill on the 1st floor. Ss you walk into the 2 floor there is a sort of Hall of Fame of Toledo and Ohio brewing. Well worth the visit just for this. We were shown into a big well-lighted room in the back of the place with big windows looking at one the river. Overall beers were really pretty good with the 4 I sampled all very drinkable and within described style. If you're in Toledo please stop by and support them.

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Photo of proc
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

The building that houses this gem used to be a pre-Civil War Hotel. Its now a brewery, sports bar, restaurant, etc. and does a fine job at all of those roles. Bob the manager was very friendly and gave us a few beer history lessons while showing our group around the "Beer Museum" and showing us the brew room. The beer selection is good, but not expansive and the wait staff was extremely attentive and friendly. The story of the building being actually "haunted" by ghosts, coupled with good beer and food, makes this a nice stop. I'll be back.

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Photo of marburg
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

A real nice spot in Toledo, which is, of course, just an hour away from many of the Detroit suburbs. Bob, the manager, and his staff accomodated a large group of 15 or so BAs this afternoon for beer and food. He also took us on a tour of their brewing facilities and talked a little bit about the history of the building, which now also houses the Toledo Brewing Hall of Fame and "museum," a sizeable personal collection of beer memorabilia from the past several decades.

The interior -- and exterior, really -- is nearly unparalleled in terms of character and charm. It's a two story facility with a beautiful decor that screams "comfort" -- and "beer!"

The beer is a bit better than average, though you can tell that they really take pride in it, keeping their facility as clean and nice as possible. The chow was pretty nice as well. Certainly no complaints. The selection is fairly limited -- 9 beers on tap -- compared to some of the larger spots I've been to lately. But this was a great spot for a nice pint.

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Photo of ChappyCubsFan
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Located right on the Maumee River in Downtown Toledo, and just a few blocks from Fifth Third Field, home of the Toledo Mud Hens. This place has the most incredible display of breweriana I have ever seen in one place. It was like walking into a beer museum, beginning with the ground floor's old beer advertising signs. Upstairs was a great collection of old beer bottles and a pint glass collection, and just dozens of interesting beer novelties. I tried the IPA and the ale. They were OK, I've had better ales in Ohio and Michigan. I didn't stay long but wish I had, as it was a nice, friendly environment and one of the worst thunder storms I've ever driven through lasted from the time I left Toledo all the way to South Bend, Indiana.

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Photo of Biere
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This is by far one of my favorite brew-pubs anywhere in the midwest. Most brew-pubs tend to have more of a focus on the restaurant side of the business, brewing only a few common styles of beer such as a pale, a red, a stout, and a light. Indeed, Maumee Bay Brewing has these styles, plus many more styles such as a wonderful Kolsch, a delicious Vanilla Bean Stout, a delicate IPA, and more. The Glass City Pale and the Fallen Timbers Red are absolutely excellent examples of their respective styles. Next to the Maumee Brewing Company is bar called Mutz. I can see why some reviewers and older people would not care for this type of bar. However, I think that this is one of the best bars in all of Toledo. Its always fun with a lively crowd with a couple of pool tables, a shuffle board table, and a play station 2. There are plenty of peanuts and the only $5 pitchers on Thursdays, quite a bargain for quality craft brew. Yes, they do serve Bud Light, etc. but that helps keep the clientelle well balanced and a fun atmosphere.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

This is a pre- Civil War building, beautifully preserved, updated with modern amenities, and well cared for. The original brick, exposed framework, and use of wood all make this a great housing for a brewpub. The main bar is of heavy oak with a copper top and all encased in thick epoxy. Exquisite and easily maintained.

The service here is quite good, but I found both the beer and the food to be wanting. Just something too average about both. A shame really because I could see GLBC making something huge of a venue like this.

The main barroom houses the Toledo Brewing Hall of Fame honoring the 10 home town breweries since 1840. This includes photos and drawings of those operations along with biographies and period stories of the brewing families. Frankly, I had never heard of any of them which explain why none of them seemed to survive past the first half of the Twentieth Century.

This location also houses huge numbers of cans, bottles, and beeriana from the past. Most of the collection was acquired at the sale of assets from the demise of Oldenburg. I was assured that the visible collection is small compared with what's in storage. Wow!

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Maumee Bay Brewing Company in Toledo, OH
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